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Pontefract Years in Focus 1957

YEARS IN FOCUS
LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS OF THE 1950s

PONTEFRACT IN 1957

4th January 1957 - NEW HALL TRAGEDY 
The 400-year-old New Hall in Ferrybridge Road, Pontefract, may be demolished on the grounds that it is structurally dangerous... more

11th January 1957 - PONTEFRACT GLOBETROTTER 
"Blossom" Womack is a Pontefract name known over half the world... more

1st February 1957 - GARMENTS FOR REFUGEES 
Over 100 garments for Hungarian refugees, given by local residents, left Pontefract for Wakefield by lorry on Tuesday... more

March 1957 - FIRM PROVIDES RECREATION ROOM 
A view over Pontefract from the six-foot high windows in a lounge which looks like a space travel terminal... more

5th April 1957 - NEXT MAYOR OF PONTEFRACT 
Councillor George Evan Poppleton, a member of the Labour Party, has accepted an invitation to become the next Mayor of Pontefract... more

18th April 1957 - ARCHAEOLOGICAL ACTIVITY 
Exciting discoveries 25 years ago on the site of the Priory of St. John, in the Robson playing field at Monkhill, Pontefract, are recalled... more

26th April 1957 - PROFITABLE RESULTS 
Another week of excavation at the Priory of St. John at Pontefract has had profitable results... more

10th May 1957 - MUCH VALUABLE INFORMATION 
Three weeks of excavations, which ended on the site of the Priory of St. John, Monkhill, Pontefract, on Saturday, yielded much valuable information... more

21st June 1957 - SCOUTS IN DOUBLE CELEBRATION 
Nearly 500 Boy Scouts, Cubs and leaders in the Pontefract and District Boy Scouts Local Association, are this week celebrating... more

21st June 1957 - DIVERSION ON HOT AFTERNOON 
Feet began tapping in the shopping centre of Pontefract on Tuesday, when shop assistants, office workers and shoppers were stirred... more

2nd August 1957 - SCOUT JAMBOREE 
When you read this, H.R.H. Duke of Gloucester will, before 35,000 Scouts, have declared open the 1957 Jamboree... more


Years in Focus is researched by Maurice Haigh and reproduced with the kind permission of the Pontefract and Castleford Express.

Pontefract news from the 1930's


 

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